Christmas Lights Switch On

Thursday 22nd November 2018

The Christmas Lights Switch On will take place from 2pm - 7pm on Thursday 22nd November in Jubilee Square and will see the centre come alive with Panto themed entertainment to celebrate the start of the festive season at Woking Shopping.

There will be guest appearances from a variety of panto characters including The Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Prince Charming and the Wicked Step Sisters plus music, dance, Paddington™ Story Time and famous faces on the stage throughout the afternoon.

The Fairy Godmother and Cinderella will be granting guests’ photo wishes with selfie opportunities in Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage, while Prince Charming will be impressing passers-by with his balloon modelling prowess.

The Wicked Step Sisters will be wandering about throughout the crowd during the afternoon and may pose for photos if they are asked nicely!

Santa will also be enjoying a break from his busy schedule to meet the little ones and take to the stage to perform a few magic tricks.

The Christmas lights will be switched on in spectacular style by star guest Paul Chuckle and three lucky winners of the centre’s ‘hunt the glass slipper’ competition, which will run in the approach to the big day.

There will also be the chance for two of Woking’s bravest men to win their families tickets to the New Victoria Theatre’s pantomime Cinderella by taking to the stage dressed as wicked step sisters on the night. They can be nominated via social media in the run-up to the event.

Full details of the event can be found on the centre’s website at

“We’re really excited about this year’s big Christmas Lights Switch-On event. It’s set to bring the fun and festivities of the season to life, and the exciting Panto theme is sure to be a great hit. We can’t wait for everyone to enjoy the entertainment that we have in store as there will definitely be something for every member of the family to enjoy, all culminating in the spectacular Switch-On, in Jubilee Square.”
Rowen de Grauw, Customer Experience Manager, Woking Shopping


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